The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

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by Mark Chiarello, Todd Klein
     
 

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Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating color effects that give the action its maximum impact. Klein discusses whether to letter by hand or by computer—a hotly debated topic among working…  See more details below

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Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating color effects that give the action its maximum impact. Klein discusses whether to letter by hand or by computer—a hotly debated topic among working letterers—and demonstrates an array of techniques for creasting word balloons, fonts, logos, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780770434571
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
29 MB
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This step in the creation of a comic represents the biggest change that's ever been made in the art of the comic book. Where once comic book coloring was a technical process with very few options, it is now one of limitless possibilities. Many of today's comics look more like classically illustrated storybooks than the disposable comic books of the past. This is due primarily to the role of the computer colorist. Always remember, though, that there's a fine line between lush, beautifully rendered coloring and over-done, grotesquely outrageous coloring. The choice of which kind you produce is up to you.

Meet the Author

MARK CHIARELLO is the Editorial Art Director for DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry's Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps, Lucasfilm, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

TODD KLEIN has been lettering comics since 1977. He has won numerous Eisner, Harvey, and CBG Fan awards for his work on such projects as Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Alan Moore's America's Best Comics line. He lives in rural southern New Jersey.

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